A&E to feature local attorney's manslaughter acquittal case



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A Burnet County man stood trial in the 2016 roadway death of an elderly man and his injured son on Texas 71, just outside Horseshoe Bay. A&E chronicled the case through the eyes of the accused and his defense team.





By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

A new documentary series on A&E Network will offer an intimate and compelling look into a local man's journey from being accused to being acquitted of manslaughter and aggravated assault charges following a horrific 2016 car accident in Llano County.

The next episode of “Accused: Guilty or Innocent,” which airs at 9 p.m. CDT May 19, documents the case of Jason McCombs with unprecedented access through the planning of his legal defense with attorney Austin Shell of Shell & Shell; time McCombs spent with his family contemplating his fate; the trial; and, ultimately, the verdict handed down in October 2018 in the 33rd/424th Judicial District Court. …

Find the rest of this story and more local, comprehensive news reports in the Friday, May 15 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a news tip or comment, email lew@highlandernews.com. Subscribe to the newspaper by calling 830-693-4367 or click here to subscribe to our e-Edition online.

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